Cooking With Cast Iron: the Benefits

You may have noticed that I often recommend sauteing or cooking items in a cast iron skillet. My favorite brand is Lodge (a brand many chefs use). Find their 3 piece set here, or check out the basic skillet here. But why cook with a cast iron skillet? Health benefits of cooking with cast iron:1)Continue reading “Cooking With Cast Iron: the Benefits”

Easy Bone Broth Recipe

In a stock pot (my favorite is this Lodge Cast Iron Stock Pot) add in water, the carcass of a chicken- or bones from chicken drummies or wings, and veggie scraps. Veggie scraps are a good addition because they add extra flavor and bring even more nutrients to the broth. Make sure water covers entiretyContinue reading “Easy Bone Broth Recipe”

One Pan Fajita Veggies

Easy to make and perfect to enjoy even on a week night- fajita vegetables are an easy and perfect addition to any meal. I love to make them when I do homemade burrito bowls, or add them to taco meat or even eggs in the morning. Fajita vegetables are easy to make, fast, delicious, fullContinue reading “One Pan Fajita Veggies”

What’s in YOUR fridge?

What’s in your fridge?? Here’s what’s in mine: Every time I go to the grocery store, I try to make sure my cart is a majority vegetables, fruits, meat and eggs.I minimize dairy, refined sugar, refined grains and alcohol and have been gluten free for about 5 years. I also do food prep and mealContinue reading “What’s in YOUR fridge?”

Healthy Summertime Swaps

Check out some healthy swap options for these summertime favorites. Please note that it is more than okay to have these foods in moderation, but these swaps can help you kick cravings and help with weight management! See even MORE of my favorite swaps under the picture Hamburger, turkey burger, or chicken burgers in placeContinue reading “Healthy Summertime Swaps”

Bacon Wrapped Dates

This weekend we were heading over to my boyfriend’s parent’s house and I wanted to bring something over to contribute to the group- so I brought these lovely things. Bacon wrapped dates are a trend I’ve tried in restaurants before but had never made myself. Well this weekend I finally put together a recipe andContinue reading “Bacon Wrapped Dates”

Zucchini Lasagna

This is a great alternative to traditional lasagna if you are trying to limit refined grains, sugar, are on a gluten-free diet, or are looking to make a healthier substitute. Zucchini is more of a complex carb than your typical white lasagna noodle meaning your body requires more energy to break it down and itContinue reading “Zucchini Lasagna”

Healthy-ish Fried Rice

Any time I have a craving for Chinese food I make this easy, healthier version of fried rice. This is also a fun way to “dress up” rice if you eat it often and you’re sick of the same old thing. It’s easy to make and easy to clean up. In a pot, you’ll need:Continue reading “Healthy-ish Fried Rice”

Tomato Sauce

Ever wonder what it would be like to make your own tomato sauce? Well do I have a project for you! This tomato sauce is delicious on pasta or as part of our stuffed peppers recipe or this spaghetti squash recipe. If you want an amazing AND healthier version of pasta and pizza sauce thanContinue reading “Tomato Sauce”

Creamy Avocado Dressing

In an effort to get more good fats in my diet- because let’s face it, you can never have enough- I created this amazing creamy avocado dressing. I used it on salad, eggs, tacos, basically anything you can imagine. It keeps for about 5 days in an air tight container in the fridge. If youContinue reading “Creamy Avocado Dressing”